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Who will the Lakers target and how will they fare in free agency?

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — The length of the Lakers’ offseason shopping list seems extensive. Fortunately for a legacy franchise that has fallen on hard times, they have plenty of money to go on a spending spree.Once free...
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Analysis: Key for Lakers is embracing development, avoiding free-agency blunders of recent offseasons

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — How can the Lakers make it up to Kevin Durant? A few uncontested 3-point attempts the next time his team – whichever one that is – comes to town? Dinner out at one of L.A.’s five-star restaurants?...
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Dramatic rise in NBA salary will be a windfall for this year's free agents, some of whom can cash in again next summer

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — NBA owners are used to shelling out big bucks to land players.But never like this.When the free agency floodgates open later this week (Thursday, 9:01 p.m. PDT), teams and players will be...
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Top 10 NBA free agents for 2016: With LeBron James unlikely to leave Cleveland, it's Kevin Durant, then everyone else

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — 1. Kevin Durant, forward, 27, Oklahoma City: It’s a question years in the making. Will Durant bolt OKC? It makes the most financial sense for him to stay with the Thunder (for at least one more...
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With more to sell, Lakers' free agency approach will be less Hollywood, more basketball

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers’ 16 NBA championship trophies, the sunny skies and proximity to Hollywood once represented the only visual selling points they needed to land their next star.That hardly...
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Lakers find a big fan in 32nd pick Ivica Zubac, a 19-year-old, 7-foot-1 Croatian center

OC Register (By KATIE RICHCREEK) — EL SEGUNDO - Half-hearted applause broke out among the few fans who stuck around the Lakers’ practice facility long enough to hear who the team selected with the 32nd overall pick in the 2016 NBA...
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Analysis: Youngsters, including Brandon Ingram, 'ready to work' to make Lakers better

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Brandon Ingram won’t arrive in Los Angeles until next week. He won’t take the court with the Lakers until sometime in July at Summer League.Only then will the organization and its...
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Whicker: Brandon Ingram not exactly like Kevin Durant, but he's the player Luke Walton wanted

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — EL SEGUNDO – At some point we’ll understand the science of it all, but Thursday night, the NBA draft was art. Whether it’s Mona Lisa or Dogs Playing Poker, it’s all in the beholder’s eye.In such a...
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Lakers select Duke forward Brandon Ingram with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – In a move that carried less drama than a bland Hollywood script, the Lakers selected the player everyone anticipated they would with the second pick in the NBA draft on Thursday -...
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NBA draft: Complete preview

OC Register The day of the NBA draft has arrived, but with little suspense - at least as far as what is expected to happen with the first two picks.Coverage from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. begins at 4...
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Miller: Nothing is guaranteed for Lakers, new coach Luke Walton as they set their sights on 'joy'

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — When Luke Walton on Tuesday said he had accepted his “dream job,” I’m assuming he meant coaching the Lakers.By now, I’m sure Walton has figured out that instead he’ll be coaching a team that won...
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Suspense is minimal as Lakers appear poised to select Duke's Brandon Ingram with No. 2 pick in NBA draft

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — It seems inevitable Mitch Kupchak’s phone will ring and vibrate constantly Thursday with multiple trade proposals from voices on the other end. That’s the job description the Lakers’ general...
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Whicker: Luke Walton is a former Wildcat who wants to prove the doubters wrong

OC Register (By MARK WHICKER) — EL SEGUNDO – Luke Walton couldn’t jump, unless you gave him a barricade. Luke Walton couldn’t shoot, unless he got the ball with a late shot clock in the fourth quarter.Luke Walton wasn’t going to...
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For two seasons, LSU's Ben Simmons, Lakers' D'Angelo Russell were a dominant duo for Florida's Montverde Academy

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — Hundreds of people surrounded Ben Simmons as the phenom made his way toward the locker room before a game at a Florida tournament less than three years ago. Fans of every age begged for autographs...
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Miller: Odds of Lakers landing Kevin Durant are nearly as long as an NBA season

OC Register (By JEFF MILLER) — Kevin Durant is bringing his talents to Los Angeles.Unfortunately, he’s probably not going to stick around for the start of next season, which, the way this league works, probably happens in about...
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Lakers' D'Angelo Russell confident the team doesn't plan to trade him

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – The indifference regarding endless trade scenarios went beyond D’Angelo Russell’s confidence and talent.“You hear trade talks,” Russell said on Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice...
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Luke Walton introduced as Lakers head coach, says 'future looks bright' for his 'dream job'

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — EL SEGUNDO – The raw frustration from Sunday’s loss in the NBA Finals could not dilute Luke Walton’s enthusiasm. Nor could the potentially challenging rebuilding process that awaits him as the...
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Should Pelicans keep or trade the No. 6 pick?

ESPN Should Pelicans keep or trade the No. 6 pick?
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Former Duke star Brandon Ingram, the Lakers' likely target with their No. 2 draft pick 'wants to be the best at everything'

OC Register (By MARK MEDINA) — Brandon Ingram heard a deafening roar every time touched the ball. The cheers built in anticipation of another one of his thunderous dunks or high-arcing 3-pointers.Ingram resisted fueling the...
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Cavs slog through doubt and come out title clean

ESPN: Land O'Lakers Cavs slog through doubt and come out title clean
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Blog Articles

'The Innocents' strikingly tells of what befell a convent victimized during WWII

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kenneth Turan) — “The Innocents” soars above its seeming contradictions. A gripping psychological drama based on events more than half a century old, it has inescapable contemporary echoes. Laced with...
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NASA negotiates cheaper mission prices after last year's SpaceX failure

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Samantha Masunaga) — NASA negotiated discounted mission prices with SpaceX after one of the Hawthorne company’s rockets broke apart last June while laden with supplies for the International Space Station,...
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Judge asks for more information in lawsuit challenging Sumner Redstone's mental capacity

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Stephen Battaglio and Meg James) — A Massachusetts judge on Thursday put off a decision on whether to toss out a lawsuit that challenges the mental competency of mogul Sumner Redstone, keeping alive a contentious fight over the...
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Blinded coyote that gave birth to pups is euthanized

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Louis Sahagun) — A blind coyote that gave birth to four pups in captivity and became a social media sensation was euthanized on Wednesday by California wildlife officials.   Four months ago, someone shot the...
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Negotiations fail in Actors' Equity 99-seat theater dispute; both sides head for court

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Libby Hill) — Negotiations to resolve a minimum wage dispute between Actors’ Equity Assn. and a group led by actor Ed Asner have failed and the parties are headed to court, according to a statements...
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Low-income housing bond still alive for November ballot

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Liam Dillon) — Updates on California politics: State lawmakers vote on gun control package, D-Day for ballot measures June 30, 2016, 12:46 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California...
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New Main Museum in downtown Los Angeles reveals 'Beta' plans - and focus on art in L.A.

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Carolina A. Miranda) — It may not seem as if downtown Los Angeles is in need of yet another arts space. But it is coming nonetheless — and it’s aiming to fill a more locally minded role than some of the institutions...
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Pulp gets political, and messy, in 'The Purge: Election Year'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Justin Chang) — The end is nigh in “The Purge: Election Year.” Not the end of the world as we know it (another apocalypse? Ho-hum), but possibly the end of the Purge itself — that cruel annual rite that, for...
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Why artist Tim Youd is spending his nights on Hollywood Boulevard retyping John Rechy's hustling novel 'City of Night'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Carolina A. Miranda) — Most nights on Hollywood Boulevard, the urban soundtrack blends the dull thump of music spilling from bars, the raucous laughs of club kids and the plaintive mumbles of panhandlers in need of...
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Counter-protesters charged with attacking KKK members during bloody Anaheim rally

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (James Queally) — Seven counter-protesters have been charged with attacking members of the Ku Klux Klan during a White Lives Matter rally that turned into a bloody melee in Anaheim earlier this year,...
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Watch live: Donald Trump holds rally in New Hampshire

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Go behind Donald Trump's secret involvement in a campaign against an Indian tribe June 30, 2016, 12:17 p.m. Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire, site of his first GOP primary victory. Trump...
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Donald Trump continues trade speech tour in New Hampshire

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Go behind Donald Trump's secret involvement in a campaign against an Indian tribe June 30, 2016, 12:17 p.m. Donald Trump returns to New Hampshire, site of his first GOP primary victory. Trump...
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The state of the plus-size fashion industry? Much improved - with much left to go

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Amy Preiser) — There’s a myth about why so many fashion companies offer the majority of their pieces up to only a size 12 despite the average American woman being a size 14. “Plus-size women don’t shop” is...
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California attorney general subpoenas oil refiners in gas-price probe

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ivan Penn) — State Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris has issued subpoenas to oil refiners as part of an investigation into unusually high gasoline prices in California during the last year. California drivers...
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Man stabbed with butcher knife while watching 'The Shallows' in movie theater

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Veronica Rocha) — A man was stabbed multiple times Wednesday in an unprovoked knife attack while he watched the shark-attack thriller “The Shallows” at a Santa Rosa theater, authorities said. Adam Lucero, 21,...
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Former Long Beach school teacher arrested for alleged sexual abuse

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Brittny Mejia) — A former Long Beach school teacher was arrested last week after authorities received a report about sexual abuse alleged to have occurred from 2007 to 2009, police announced Thursday. Buena...
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Bill sent to governor requires background checks on ammunition buyers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold Updates on California politics: State lawmakers vote on gun control package, D-Day for ballot measures June 30, 2016, 12:21 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California...
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Lawmakers give final approval to a $2-billion bond to help house the homeless

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (John Myers) — Updates on California politics: State lawmakers vote on gun control package, D-Day for ballot measures June 30, 2016, 12:30 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California...
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The not-quite-legendary 'The Legend of Tarzan' tries to modernize the classic jungle tale

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Kenneth Turan) — Like its titular character, trying to reconcile being both the fifth Earl of Greystoke and the once and future King of the Jungle, “The Legend of Tarzan” wants to be both modern and...
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Watch Cirque du Soleil reimagine the Beatles' 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Randy Lewis) — In conjunction with this year’s 10th anniversary of the Cirque du Soleil Beatles show “Love” in Las Vegas, the Beatles’ Apple Corps and Cirque du Soleil have crafted a music video for the...
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